Doc Rivers' stubbornness will most likely make us money on Wednesday night.
Rivers' commitment to starting DeAndre Jordan at center created the largest positional mismatch of the postseason to date against Bam Adebayo.
Adebayo was a cash cow for player props in Game 1 and there is no reason to reinvent the wheel for Game 2.
Miami is without Kyle Lowry again and it should turn to Adebayo for a potential 20-10 game before the series heads back to Philadelphia.
As for the Sixers, they must improve their three-point shooting to stick with the Heat for four quarters.
Sure, you can look at Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey and James Harden, but there is one player at a plus-money value that should be targeted on three-point props.
NBA Playoff Props
Overall Record: 23-33 (0-4 Tuesday PAIN)
Bam Adebayo Over 19.5 Points (-105)
Bam Adebayo Over 10.5 Rebounds (+110)
Bam Adebayo totaled 24 points and 12 rebounds in Game 1.
Adebayo shot 8-for-10 from the field and he made all eight of his foul shots.
The ideal scenario here is for the Sixers to not make any adjustments and for Adebayo to dominate the combination of DeAndre Jordan and Paul Reed.
Adebayo's point total would be aided in that scenario because of the foul trouble the two Sixers big men will likely get into.
The smart move for the Sixers would be to place Tobias Harris on Adebayo, but even then the Sixers are giving up size on the interior.
Adebayo's rebound prop is the easier play to trust because of the size mismatch, but the point prop could go along with it because of how many second-chance opportunities the Miami big man could earn.
As long as Kyle Lowry is out and Miami needs a second scorer and Joel Embiid is sidelined, I will be betting Adebayo.
Danny Green Over 2.5 Threes (+120)
Danny Green is the only member of the Sixers starting lineup with a plus-money three-point prop.
The odds inflated for Maxey, Harden and Harris because of the expected increase in production with Embiid off the floor.
Green only had five points in Game 1, but the three-point shooting volume was still there. He went 1-for-5 from deep.
Green knocked down multiple threes in the final five games of the series against the Toronto Raptors.
The Sixers need an uptick in three-point shooting and Green will not be tasked with a tough defensive matchup, like the other starters.
Look for Harden and Maxey to pick out Green early in an attempt to get him going. Green could be a X-factor if the Sixers pull off the upset.